Rangers to put dominating run up against Sabres

While the New York Rangers enjoyed the sight of seven goals going into the net Saturday, the Buffalo Sabres had the exact opposite reaction while fishing seven pucks out of their own net on the same day. Two teams involved in separate seven-goal games get together Monday night when the Rangers host the Sabres. At 15-3-1, New York is on its third winning streak of at least three games and has 15 wins in 19

Slumping Devils aim to turn around fortunes vs. Sabres

November likely can’t end soon enough for the New Jersey Devils. After a 5-2-1 run in October, the Devils are 3-7-0 this month with three games remaining, including Saturday night’s matchup against the Buffalo Sabres in Newark, N.J. The Devils have lost three in a row — including 2-1 to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday — and have won only once in their past seven games. “That was just a tough result,” forward Jack

Sabres, Penguins look to recover from tough losses

The Buffalo Sabres, who host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, are trying to find the right blend of being proficient at their style of play and getting that to translate into points. It remains a work in progress, as Wednesday’s 4-3 overtime loss against the Capitals in Washington showed. “It was obviously a disappointment that we didn’t get two points, but I felt our guys played more the style that we want to play,” Sabres

Improving Capitals hope to extend point streak vs. Sabres

After a slow start to the season, the Washington Capitals are on a roll heading into their home game against the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday. The Capitals enter the contest having won four straight games and are 5-0-1 in their past six. They’re also 8-1-1 in their past 10 games, a stretch that began after a 1-3-1 start to the campaign. After being held to two non-shootout goals or fewer in each of its first

Sabres seeking spark in encounter vs. Blackhawks

The Buffalo Sabres upped the intensity in the third period of what ultimately was a loss in their most recent outing. The energy is something they’ll look to replicate on Sunday night when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks. The Sabres lost 3-2 to the Winnipeg Jets on Friday, twice falling behind by a pair of goals before closing the gap. After getting outshot 7-6 in the first period, they outshot Winnipeg 22-11 over the final

Sabres getting healthy entering clash with Jets

The Buffalo Sabres will likely welcome back three players but will be without their top center when they visit the Winnipeg Jets on Friday. Alex Tuch, Eric Comrie and Zach Benson are each expected to be back against Winnipeg while Tage Thompson will miss his first game with an upper-body injury sustained Tuesday after blocking a shot in a loss to the Boston Bruins. Thompson is week to week and his absence “should be less

Bruins want more focus against division rival Sabres

The Eastern Conference-leading Boston Bruins play another Atlantic Division rival for the first time this season when they conclude a two-game road trip against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Even after being bolstered by defenseman Charlie McAvoy’s return from his four-game, NHL-issued suspension and Pavel Zacha scoring 36 seconds in, the Bruins suffered their second straight blemish against a divisional foe with Saturday’s 3-2 overtime loss at Montreal. Although the loss was only Boston’s

Sabres, Penguins clash with both teams on rise

Two surging teams clash Saturday night when the Buffalo Sabres visit the Pittsburgh Penguins. Buffalo will be playing on successive nights after posting a 3-2 home win against the Minnesota Wild on Friday. The Sabres are 4-1-1 in their past six games, although they didn’t feel as though they were overly dominant in the latest contest. JJ Peterka gave Buffalo a 3-1 lead early in the third, but Minnesota’s Joel Eriksson Ek scored more than

Sabres, Wild try to get on track

Both the Buffalo Sabres and Minnesota Wild are off to middling starts, with each team looking for something positive to build on. Each tries to rebound from its latest setback when they meet on Friday night in Buffalo. Buffalo went 3-5-0 before finally winning back-to-back games on Oct. 29 and Nov. 1. That began the Sabres’ current 3-1-1 stretch, which most recently featured a 3-2 overtime loss at Carolina on Tuesday. Twice the Sabres erased

Improving Hurricanes return home to meet Sabres

A few weeks into the season, the Carolina Hurricanes might be getting closer to the level at which they were expected to play. They’ll search for more signs of that when the Buffalo Sabres, who also have reasons to be encouraged, visit for Tuesday night’s game in Raleigh, N.C. The Hurricanes completed a three-game road stretch by collecting four of a possible six points. “We obviously wanted to get all six, but coming out with